The Mentoring Committee advises the Provost on faculty-to-faculty mentoring issues. The committee is charged each year with a specific focus to advance excellent mentoring at USC. The committee reports on its activities to the Academic Senate and Provost on a regular basis.

Specific Charge for 2021-2022 Academic Year

This year’s committee will examine the current state of faculty-to-faculty mentoring, attending to how the pandemic has impacted faculty mentoring processes and needs. Specifically, the committee will assess the alignment between schools’ promotion and tenure guidelines and formal/informal mentoring structures. In addition, the committee will seek to understand how formal and informal mentoring in schools also prepare faculty for leadership roles as committee chairs or program/departmental leads. This work will inform the committee’s recommendations on supporting faculty-to-faculty mentoring.

Susan Enguidanos (Co-Chair),

Gioia Polidori (Co-Chair),

Committee members

Victor Adamchik,, Viterbi
Scott Applebaum,, Dornsife/Environmental
Norah Ashe-McNalley,, Dornsife/Writing
Susan Enguidanos (Co-Chair),, Gerontology
Jane James,, Dworak-Peck School
Courtney Malloy,, Rossier
Gagan Mathur,, Keck/CHLA
Gioia Polidori (Co-Chair),, Dornsife/Biological Sciences
Gigi Ragusa,, Viterbi
Carlos Sanchez,, Ostrow
John Watson,, Cinematic Arts
Linda Yaron,, Dornsife/Physical Education
Gabriel Zada (EB Liaison),, Keck School
Ginger Clark (Ex-Officio),, Center for Excellence in Teaching